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Network Champion: Dr. Margo Greenwood
Dr. Margo Greenwood, Academic Leader of the National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health, is an Indigenous scholar of Cree ancestry with more than 20 years’ experience in the field of early childhood education. Professionally and personally, children have been the focus of her life. She has worked as a front line caregiver of early childhood services, designed early childhood curriculum, programs, and evaluations, and taught early childhood education courses at both the college and university levels. As a mother of three, she is personally committed to the continued well-being of children and youth in Canada.

Previous Network Champion: Dr. Laurie Chan
Professor Laurie Chan is the holder of Dr. Donald Rix B.C. Leadership Chair in Aboriginal Environmental Health and Professor at the Community Health Science Program at the University of Northern British Columbia in Canada.  He obtained his B.Sc. and M.Sc. at the University of Hong Kong and Ph.D. from the University of London in Toxicology. Professor Chan’s work involves both basic and applied research in environmental toxicology and nutrition toxicology. He has conducted extensive studies on the risk and benefits of the consumption of traditional food in the Arctic. Prof. Chan has also served as an advisor for numerous aboriginal communities on environmental health issues.

Policy Analyst: Melissa Pomeroy
Melissa Pomeroy is the lead Policy Analyst on the FNEHIN file at the Assembly of First Nations. She holds a Masters degree in Environmental Studies from York University, has a BA in Political Science and Environmental Studies from the University of Toronto and holds a Management Studies Certificate. She has nine years of experience including program management work for the United Nations in New York and Afghanistan and as Institutional Capacity Development Specialist with Uniterra in Malawi. Melissa presently lives in Ottawa with her husband and three children and is excited about her work with First Nations on this environmental health network.

Policy Analyst: Daniel Pujdak